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of a proposal to charge for vehicle access to lombard street. the plan is meant to reduce traffic congestion. >> a new documentary into the history of the san francisco cable car. ♪[music] ♪ changes ♪ >> changes to the weather, ones we can see and feel. a ton of fog around the city and the bay. i'm more concerned about my personal e-mail. i still have the only personal e-mail account. >> it is yahoo. >> it is coming up on 20 years now. i haven't abandoned it. i don't know if other people are. we have been watching big news about yahoo and brought it to you earlier on mornings on 2. the developing story involving
the massive cyber attack against yahoo exposing hundreds of millions of users. pam cook has more on the announcement that we brought you on mornings on 2. pam. >> yes. i have been watching it down in the news room. this is one of the largest cyber intrusions in u.s. history. they are tying it to russian spies. just moments ago the fbi executive assistant director announced the indictment of four people in connection to that huge cyber attack at yahoo that affected 500 million of its users. they say the defendants include the providers of the russian federal security service and intelligence as well as law enforcement affects of the russian federation as well as two criminal mac hackers. they got unauthorized access to the computers and stole information including personal information of the account holders.
>> the defendants targeted yahoo accounts of russian and u.s. government officials, including cyber security diplomatic and military personnel. they also targeted russian journalists, numerous employees of other providers whose networks the conspirators sought to exploit and employees of financial services and other commercial entities. >> now, the agency says that this investigation shows that the u.s. will not allow cyber criminals to compromise the security of our country. the san francisco fbi office meeting with journalists in the next hour. the agency expected to discuss more of this. the impact of the cyber attack. but right now joining me on the phone is technology analyst rob enderly. good. month, rob. thank you for joining us on this. >> thank you for having me. >> rob, two of the hackers were russian spies.
they say under the federal security service, that's equivalent to our fbi, right? so what are the implications of this? >> that it was state backed. the implications this was a state backed attack and they connected this to a broad intrusion into accounts for foreign reporters, foreign russian reporters, bank executives and a variety of other folks that used the massive e-mail system that yahoo had. >> rob -- >> certainly this has more implications because of the financial institutions, their e- mail. it sounds like we could hear more about -- more information that was compromised. our banks, our financial institutions, possibly even our homeland security. >> yeah. certainly. yahoo was widely used by individuals. you might have a professional account but you would also have a personal account that. would include politicians, government employees. the level of penetration here
was unprecedented because we were talking about millions of people compromised. massive numbers. a breach of unexpected depth and breath. this was damaging to the country. >> gasia has a yahoo account. i do too. i rarely use it. how worried should we be that have yahoo accounts. those who have changed passwords. are we vulnerable to any attack? >> well, apparently they have sealed the breach. so they no longer have access to this particular service. what is most concerning is that yahoo did not take this seriously. you have to believe that they were not the only e-mail service penetrated. so it does bring up the underlying issue that just because nobody has announced a breach doesn't mean that one hasn't occurred. because part of the news here was that the yahoo, the internal investigation of yahoo indicated that yahoo did not
treat this seriously enough. and that's really what led to the -- the very great potential damage that occurred. >> rob, this might sound like a wild question. when you say russia and hacking, is there any parallel to be drawn with the u.s. election. >> certainly there's that possible. the -- the breach was very broad. and so once you get access, if the goal was to tamper with the election, this would be a tool that would be likely to be used to do that. so it certainly is very possible that they can draw a connection between the two events since they have evidence that the russians attempted to affect the election. this would have been one of the mechanisms they might have used to do this. it seems to be part of -- if not a line event but a related effort. until that part of the investigation is complete, i don't think we can rule that out. >> rob, what would you tell other similar companies across the country here in response to this, in regards to tightening up their security right now?
>> reporter: well, yeah. it is incredibly important. you just -- when you have state- level players active -- we're talking about russia. we've got china active and we certainly have the u.s. active, both domestically and abroad. we have north korea active. this would indicate that you need to take extraordinary mechanisms -- extraordinary mechanisms in place to ensure the security of your communications ever your company. this is not something that we can take trivially, especially if it covers as much of the nation that yahoo did. >> rob, thank you for taking the time. we appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> just looking at yahoo's stock down nearly 1%. >> certainly. it really has implications for yahoo going forward. >> and verizon who was taking over yahoo. >> it impacted the value of that deal. i would imagine that those people who have not ended their yahoo account. >> right. >> might at this point. >> the horse in the barn door
analogy where it is late for me to take action now. >> it hits the yahoo name. this is 2014. >> yahoo one of the grandfathers of silicon valley in the bay area. >> yes. >> we're getting a new executive board as we have been talking about with the verizon deal. that certainly will make changes. >> all right. pam, thank you. >> thank you. >> in other news, more than 100 faith and community leaders from santa clara county boarded buses earlier this morning and headed off to the state capital. members of the pact want to produce immigrant and muslim american families in california. the initials stand for people acting in community together. a group that represents more than 30 schools and religious organizations. they say they have standing up against any law that could create fear in the community. >> people scared to go to the grocery store, to get out of
their homes even. it is that fear of ice coming in, of families being split apart, of their relink us center -- religious centers from being targeted. >> they will meet are state leaders today. they want state lawmakers to support the california values act that would make sure that no state or local money is spent to carry out mass deportations. the religious act would ban the state from taking part in a muslim registry. the revised travel ban will be scrutinized in federal courtrooms today in hawaii, washington and maryland. the ban is supposed to go into effect thursday but more than half a dozen states including california are challenging it. the executive order puts restriction on travel from six muslim majority nations. a suspect remains on the loose this morning following a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened last night near cal state east bay in hayward. about 5:20, fremont police spotted a stolen car in hayward wanted in connection with
several armed robberies throughout the bay area. when they tried to stop the car, the driver ran into police cars and into two detectives. the officers fired at the suspect's car, killing a woman inside. it sped off and crashed moments later in hayward. officers arrested a man and another woman but a second man got away. >> scary. it was very frightening. you know, to see this happen. >> i asked the police officer what was going on. he told me to stay in the house. somebody was running around with a gun. >> the s.w.a.t. team looked for the suspect for hours but the search was called in overnight. the woman who was shot was taken to a nearby trauma center. as we mentioned, she died. the two detectives were treated and then released. theirs coming up, a health alert for children and parents at an east bay elementary school. the outbreak that sickened almost three dozen children. two pages from president
>> the time is 9:12. stocks are up across the board but not by much. do you jones gaining 15 points right now. the s&p up one percent. say aim lavatory for nasdaq. the yahoo stock we talked about a moment ago with pam. it is down by almost one full percent. in a few hours now, federal reserve will wrap up the policy meeting. rate hikes would be good news for saver who's have been earning little on their accounts but would push up payments on mortgages, credit cards and other loans. after all of the demands for president trump to release his tax returns we are now seeing part of this 2005 return. janet has more on how the
documents became public and reaction to the news. >> you may have heard we have significant breaking news tonight. donald trump's tax returns have surfaced. >> reporter: msnbc's rachel maddow says they were sent to david k january son. the two leaked pages of the 2005 tax returns reveal that he had an income of $153 million that year and paid $38 million in taxes. nothing in the documents answered questions about whether donald trump's business had any ties to russia or other foreign entities. >> the greater concern, the worry that this president may be financially beholdent to an individual or institution or to a country. we can't know any of that without getting his tax returns. that is why presidents release their tax returns. >> reporter: in a statement, the white house confirmed the tax return's accuracy and condemned the leak saying it is
illegal to steal and publish tax returns. the dishonest media can continue to make this part of the agenda while the president will focus on his that includes tax reform that will benefit all americans. >> what happens after all of this. do we get a slow drip of the rest of the taxes. >> reporter: as a candidate and now as president, donald trump has refused to release tax returns despite a precedent dating back to richard nixon saying that the audit is no barrier to the release. critics say the 2005 documents raise questions about mr. trump's call to eliminate the alternative tax. the leaked documents show the tax bracket at 24%. had the alternative minimum tax been eliminated, it would have been closer to 3.5%. >> the constituency that want to find guilt and some sort of
untorrid activity, they will find it. for those who think that his hands are clean as far as the russian connection, i think they will find plenty of that. >> reporter: ktvu fox 2 news. on ktvu.com we have posted president trump's 2005 tax returns so you can see the two- page document for yourself. joining us on the phone, ktvu political analyst brian sobel. it showed income of more than $150 million in 2005. he paid $38 million in taxes. was this big reveal a little overhyped or not. >> oh, my gosh, yes. the old seinfeld show about nothing. that is exactly what that was. you know, first of all, it's you know only part of a document. only from one year. what it does reveal is, if accurate, is that donald trump paid a significant amount of money, even if the effective tax rate was roughly 24 to 25%.
>> so if there is nothing problematic in this tax return as many people have said, would you advise donald trump to go ahead and release his tax returns if there isn't anything to hide? >> well, i -- you know, i would have said a long time ago if there was nothing to hide, he should have released his returns. but he had his own reasons. and i think what it is is frankly unlike a lot of past presidents and candidates, this situation is so complex and involves so many corporations and companies that i don't know that the president knew exactly how to release it where he would come out in the best light. because clearly he has taken a lot of deductions over the years as every business person has. >> just because he hasn't released his tax returns, it doesn't necessarily mean that he is doing something illegal or hiding something. you're saying that he is
worried that perhaps people won't understand them and it will be a big mess. >> well, exactly, sal. i think at the end of the day, these -- when you are -- when you're in a situation that is as complex as a business person like trump, people can't identify with the way that taxes are paid, quite frankly. most of us, you know, we file our taxes, we either pay or get a refund and it is fairly it is a fairly linear process. for businesses with numerous corporations and individuals, it is not that easy and people can look at it and say here is somebody who went out of his way to not pay taxes. but his answer would be i used the laws, the tax laws to save money and yet i still paid if this 2005 release is accurate. >> those two pages showed no indication about business links between him and russia.
for those trying to find the links. it doesn't mean that they're not there, right? you need the entire complete return. >> of course. >> yeah. >> this was a two-page piece of what was probably -- >> a cliff notes version. >> probably hundreds of pages. isn't it ironic -- i was going to say isn't it ironic we haven't seen more of this. >> we try to pay as little taxes as possible. >> yes. >> like many of us. >> thanks for joining us on the phone. >> absolutely. >> we turn to you with our question of the day about the issue. do you want to see more of president trump's tax returns. yes, no, or you don't care about it at all. we will check the results of the ktvu poll going on throughout mornings on 2. the majority say yes, 55%. a few say no i don't want to see more. a good third plus say i don't care at all. as for your tweets one viewer says absolutely yes. the people of this country need to know. ethics are not being violated a requirement for being president
of the united states. >> dean said i don't care at all. what is important is that he does a good job, is a good president of the united states for the people. >> and gene said absolutely yes we need to see his taxes and he should publicly release his 2016 taxes before tax day. >> keep checking your responses throughout the day and share them with you at 9:30. reach us on #ktvu. the poll is over on ktvu.com and under the mornings on 2 tab. coming up, a wayward sea lion has been stuck in a canal. we showed you the live picture at noon yesterday. the guy finally popped his head out. the challenge that rescue workers are facing as they try to free the sea lion. how genetic testing helped one woman uncover information about herself and multiple members of her family.
american cancer society released news that show that millennials from double sometimes quadruple risk of cancer. they say that it could be time to start screening people in their early 20s. >> now we are putting a personal story on that research. in 2008, martinez was told she has lynch syndrome, a genetic disease that can cause a host of cancers. >> that discovery led her to raise money to get her family screened and learn more about genetic counseling. in the process, a number of her family members discovered they had cancer, including her sister who at just 35 was diagnosed with colon cancer. >> thank you for joining us. i'll start with you. you were able to make changes based on what you learned through genetic testing. that is the key there. >> yes. definitely. that information is so empowering. it is empowering because when you have that genetic diagnosis for her ed tar ecancer syndrome
as lynch syndrome, there are recommendations that physicians make so you can prevent your risk -- or prevent a cancer diagnosis early or early cancer diagnose yes. >> what are you doing differently. >> what i'm doing differently is every year i get screened for six different cancers. i go in for colonoscopies every 18 months to two years and i'm getting an endoscopy because there is a risk of stomach cancer. >> how did you find out about this in the first place. >> my family, my sister when she was diagnosed with colon cancer at 35, that was her second cancer. my dad had already had two cancers. this was in 2002. her oncologist ordered the genetic test. but the technology was not advanced enough to detect complex mutations. it was inclusive. it was like what do we do now.
the oncologist says that your family should consider colonoscopies but there were things that we could do proactively. in the meantime, more people in my family got cancer. i was scared of my risk. am i going to get that too. i was about 20, 23 when it started coming. >> amy, how can the average person, you know, know if there are no symptoms? who should be tested for this? it's just lucky she was. how does the average person know if she should be tested. >> that is a very good question. we tend to rely on individual family histories as one of the key indicators as to whether or not an inherited disease runs in the family. but we're learning more and more that many people with inherited conditions don't have a family history that is appreciated. for example, we estimate that one individual in 280 will have
lynch syndrome, this inherited predisposition to develop colon cancer or uterine cancer. that is a big number. a significant number of the families don't have cancer yet. so the way to approach this is to screen all colon cancers for the possibility of lynch syndrome or other inherited conditions. but to prevent cancer, we need to think about based on the recent data from the american cancer society, screening at a younger age. >> we did an interview earlier, last week, maybe two weeks ago with the american cancer society. my father died in his 40s of cancer. i said drop it from 50 to 40 for colon cancer. they're looking at the numbers. i'm glad they're do this. what about the mental aspect of this. part of me wants to know if i am prone to get it because my father had it and part of me is
like i want to live my life until i have real symptoms. what do you tell people who have that debate of tucking that information that you have, selena, and wanting to stay away and just waiting? >> yeah. it is really hard because sometimes if you have tests really young, maybe that might -- doctors might find something -- i don't know. how can you answer that, amy? >> i think that every individual comes at this from their own personal convenience. >> uh-huh. >> selena had the personal information of watching family members being diagnosed, numerous family members pass away from cancers. she felt a motivation to do something about it. for individuals who don't have those personal experiences, they may come more out of a place of fear, not wanting to know the information. but i would just say that we have the power to do something about this. >> like me. so my question is do i do a
colonoscopy or the genetic testing. >> sometimes it would be both. >> this is somewhat expensive? do you have a quick dollar figure for our viewers. >> absolutely. the cost of genetic testing is dropping dramatically. we can do comprehensive tests for as low as $250. >> okay. >> so price is becoming less and less of a barrier. >> uh-huh. >> for people to understand their inherited risks. >> okay. selena and amy, thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having us. >> thank you. >> it was a lot lower than i thought it was going to be.
>> 55% say yes you want to see more of president trump's tax returns. 9% say no. 36% a good chunk say i don't care at all. >> does that seem high to you, 36%. i wonder what that was back in the fall. >> jim says move on already. so he's not interested. but then a lot of people said yes they want to see them. >> okay. >> rachel van patton and a couple of other people said just one word answers, yes. >> david yes we need to see the tax returns. >> i have one from lindsey who says i don't have enough space on twitter. the rules need to be changed. i think she is talking about the tax returns. i appreciate you using #ktvuthenine. the poll lives on throughout the day on the mornings on 2
tab. weather-wise we are seeing, feeling, smelling changes behind us. >> the fog. >> are you ready for your wow of the day? >> oh, yes. it came across twitter. aerial snow surveys in the sierra are showing some depths of 75 feet. >> wow. >> what? >> that is a wow. >> that is a wow. >> man. >> that is a lot of snow. and more on the way. >> more on the way. i was going to say that. >> go ahead. >> no. it is your forecast, steve. >> you can say it. >> i have to go outside. we have something cool coming up. >> we do. a big change starting with the fog. you can see behind them and near you as well. some inland areas in the 70s but out of the 80s. these are the highs yesterday. livermore 82. san jose 81. san francisco at 76. not today. brian sumner says a mom and her subs up at north star this morning, spring must be close. it is close but we will get another taste of winter going forward here. our forecast headlines talk about a big cool down with the
fog and the lower cloud deck. coming in this weekend and next monday night and tuesday. not a lot to the system but it is the start of a pattern change. it could give us a big drop in the temps and a good fog bank going forward. yesterday it was a little bit of an off shore breeze. not now. everything is changing here. weak systems today and on the weekend. the weekend offers a better opportunity for rain. cooler is the main message. 60sand 70s. again it looks like next week we are setting the statementing for a wet week along with more snow in the mountains. gradually we will get there. >> thank you, steve. for more news on what is going around the bay area and notedo, we go to dave clark in the news room. >> thank you, gasia. state lawmakers are holding a hearing right now about preventing deadly fires like oakland's ghost ship warehouse fire where 36 people were
killed. now, that warehouse housed an artist colony but it did not have permits to be a live-work space. today the hearing will look at reforming state and local laws, including building inspection and fire code laws. reportedly there are hundreds, maybe thousands of similar warehouses all over the state used as live-work spaces. well, the police in milpitas are getting new body cameras. the city council voted to spent $440,000 on new cameras for its 84 patrol officers. the police department says the body cameras they have had since 2013 are just too old. a potential outbreak of noro-virus at dublin elementary school. so far one student has it. more than 35 children missed class yesterday because of symptoms relating to noro- virus. on monday, 70 children suffered from fevers, vomiting, and stomach cramps. school officials tell us that
special cleaning crews will be on campus in an event to keep it from spreading. >> we have doubled our custodial staff to make sure that we have cleaned all of our surfaces, our common spaces, the playground balls, any touch points. >> the families are advised wash your hands often. and the kids who have symptoms should stay home at least two days. those are just a couple your morning headlines from the news room. gasia, i'll send it back to you. >> thank you, dave. jack london square is in the final phases of implementing a master plan for redevelopment. the plan was approved in 2004. if you have not been to the area lately, you will see a lot of new shops and restaurants. the community is on an upswing. there are also fears about people being priced out. >> reporter: this bird's eye view shows jack london square south of the port of oakland. the best way to see the changes is up close and on foot. >> i used to as a kid come down here a lot.
>> reporter: the interim head of the planning and building department and i went for a walk through the square. dan pointed out a number of construction sites. >> we have a seven story 50 unit residential project going up. >> reporter: that should be ready in just under two years. a couple of blocks over in the produce district, another building is planned. >> can right across the street here is where we have another project that is approved and about to begin construction. that is about 130 residential units. here is the mix of old and new right next to each other. >> reporter: and just west of 880 as you exit at jackson street, the former cost plus headquarters building is now a construction site. as crews work on another planned residential building. he says that what is going on in and around jack london square mirrors what is happening in the broader economy. strong jobs growth, investments in the region and city. some say the square has never
been so hip. >> there's more shops and restaurants. i was about to have a cup of coffee and a pastry. it feels cleaned up and safe. if i lived closer, i would go more often. >> reporter: what is now a parking lot at embarcadero and broadway, the main entrance to the square will soon be a residential building with 120 units all at market rate. >> i would consider it but i probably couldn't afford it. >> reporter: paul field looked in the area but ended up in east oakland. >> i saw the condos online and saw the price tags for them to rent or buy and quickly realized they were out of my price range. since then, about three years ago, i haven't looked again. >> reporter: developers set the price, one that allows them to recoup their own investment. >> they're always going to build at the top of the market. construction costs are so expensive. >> reporter: another residential building is planned between harrison and alice. eight stories with 330 units.
built in cuss -- customers for all of the shops and restaurants in the area. people i talked to don't want the area to lose its charm or its diversity. >> if it is available to all levels of income, not just folks that can afford the pricier spots then i think that's a good thing. >> reporter: he says it is like a lot of oakland neighborhoods. people pride themselves on that special sauce that makes oakland oakland. it is up to the city and residents to work together here and direct change in a way that is positive for all. earlier this year, scooter launched at the consumer electronic show in las vegas. it is a bike lane friendly zero emissions clean ride that goes 25 miles on a single charge.
it is available on amazon. i would like to see one of those guys on it. they are getting a closer look. gentlemen. >> guaranteed. we didn't pull straws but sal is on the scooter right now. we have dale with us, the president of the company, ojoe electric. how would you describe it. >> an adult scooter that goes anywhere that a bicycle goes. >> sal. >> i like it. >> ready, get set, hit it. >> who is it designed for as we watch sal go off? is it for the city or suburbs. >> it is for cities, suburbs. it is for kids on campuses. people that vast have to commute from home -- that have to commute from home to work. >> talk about the inspiration. >> my partners and i realized there was not a category for scooters that was for adults where they didn't need a license. that they could actually ride in the bike lane.
and everything out there is like a toy type product. so we really kind of nailed it. ♪[music] >> when you say you can ride in a bike lane, you don't need a license and you don't need the license mainly because of the speed? >> yeah. it doesn't go over 20 miles per hour which is a threshold to keep it within the bike regulations. so into -- in those rules. >> when we talk about cost, $1,995. but then we had to move the decimal over. >> yeah. >> close to $2,000. can you get that cost down at all? >> that is a good cost. most electric bikes, any transportation at this quality, it is built like a tank, 11 gauge all welded. it is robust. holds hundreds of pounds. it is a well built thing. 1999 is an extremely good price for something like this. >> i want to bring sal in for a bit. this thing was on a hill and using it, how does it work on hills.
>> it will go up to a 12 degree hill, which is pretty steep. some of the real steep hills it might have a little bit of trouble. it has a robust geared engine. it's pretty powerful and very fast. and the inspiration again was tesla. so we really wanted that type of a -- of a torque range. >> it is slick looking. let's talk to sal about it. how was it. >> it feels good. you know, it feels like it is designed like either a surfboard or a skateboard. if you lean in, if i got better at it, i could take turns like a skateboard. >> you did pretty good. >> you could push the limits on this. the whole seat system comes off and you can actually stand on it. it was designed -- the shape is actually patented and it was designed by one of the best snowboarders in the world that actually worked with us on it. you could actually stand on this and carve as -- >> don't mind if i do. >> as if you're snowboarding. >> it is all over the place.
>> it is all over the place. the other thing that it has is a capacity touch screen. very much like in a tesla or any kind of new car where everything is touch screen interactive. so it is completely controlled by that touch screen. ♪[music] >> very good. dale, congratulations. >> it has speakers and one more thing that i want to say. >> go ahead. >> it is available at best buy mountain view. they have ignite which is new tech startups and all new technology products. it is an amazing setup in that store. >> maybe coming to the sal castaneda residence soon. gasia, we will send it back to you. >> thank you. coming up on mornings on 2 the nine, good news for anyone heading to the coliseum this baseball season who likes beer. coming up, the special announcement about beer at the ballpark. also for more than 140 years the san francisco cable cars has been making their way through the city. a new documentary that explores
>> we have an update on the sea lion that got stuck in a vacaville canal. crews have spotted it. we will bring in alex savidge with an update from vacaville. al election. >> reporter: good morning. this guy hadn't been spotted since about yesterday afternoon. he went up into a drainage pipe. he was missing since then. rescuers trying to find him. then just about 45 minutes ago he popped out of the drainage pipe and started swimming up this creek here next to that drainage pipe. this is the creek that you're looking at here. if we push down there, you may be able to see -- we have some animal control officers there.
way down there, trying to keep up with this sea lion. he has been nicknamed mr. leisure because the canal and the drainage pipe he was found in is off of leisure town road. he is swimming at a good slip but swimming in the right direction. that's the good news. the delta is in that direction. so maybe he's got a sense now and he is sort of heading home. but it was a pretty dramatic scene a short time ago. i'll show you what happened just after 9:00 this morning. all eyes were on the drainage pipe that is just underneath leisure town road. everybody waiting to see if the sea lion would pop out of there. sure enough he did. right away a couple of folks who live nearby, they jumped down and put boards in place to make sure that he wouldn't go back into that drainage canal. obviously that's the last thing that we wanted now. guy and larry are joining us now. good morning to you guys. what did you -- what was your
instinct to jump down there and do that. >> try to save him. i was talking to my buddy larry here. we seen him popping out. i was heading to home depot and made a u-turn to see what was going on. sure enough he came out. this young lady told us what to do. and we got together and just got the boards and tried to make sure that he could get back home. >> was going to call him a little guy. he is nearly 400 pounds. let me ask you, larry, he is swimming in the right direction. do you have a good feeling of him getting back to where he needs to be. >> i think he got up here and the water will get deeper and head back to the delta. >> pretty unusual here in vacaville to have this happen. >> yeah. it is exciting and to help out was kind of cool. >> thank you for jumping in there and helping out. mr. leisure as they have nicknamed him. he has been spotted once again. animal control officers, local animal control officers are here, they are way down here
along the creek, trying to coral him. we understand that eventually he will be captured, probably by members of the marin mammal center and then be taken back there and get him checked out. it looks like he has not been injured in any way. he seems to be in about health. the problem is they have to catch up with him. he is moving at a good clip. >> alex savidge reporting live in vacaville. in 1873 the first cable car was put into action. >> right the 1906 earthquake almost shut down that famous mode of transportation but the cable car was saved. >> at more than 140 years old the cable cars are the subject of a new documentary being screened in san francisco's balboa theater beginning friday. >> the sound of the cable in the slot has been called the heartbeat of san francisco. the city lives on the tourist dome. >> joining us this morning are
the producers of the documentary. i have to tell you that i grew up in san francisco loving the cable cars so much so that my very first camera, the first thing that i wanted to take pictures of were the cable cars. i still have those if you ever want to see them. this is something that i grew up with. i can't believe at one point they were thinking of getting rid of them. >> multiple times. the story for me when i started working on it was that the cable car shouldn't be here. it should be gone. it should have been gone 10, 15 years after it was invented because electricity took over. the history of why it is still here is amazing. the first place ever was on clay street. the first time that a mechanical device that could transport people without an animal in front of it. it changed the way that we did everything. >> i love the clip that we showed there. because every time that i take my family into the city, every holiday season we spend the night and just fall asleep and you hear the bell, you hear the sound of it. i agree it is the heartbeat of
san francisco. why did you want to do the documentary? >> well, we've been doing some documentaries on san francisco for a while now. and people keep begging us to do more. they love san francisco so much. and it turned -- >> people like tourists or who are the people. >> natives. >> okay. >> san franciscans love the cable cars. >> okay. >> so we were encouraged to do this documentary. it turned out no one had done an comprehensive history of the cable cars until now. >> do they call it the museum or the barn. >> the museum. >> we went there as a family not too long ago. you can ring the women and see the inner -- ring the bell and see the inner workings. i think of it as a romantic part of san tran. >> just how it, woulds. right. >> we described that in detail in the documentary. you will know exactly how it works. >> how they use wood brakes.
>> yeah. >> it is just -- dianne feinstein is one of the people who saved the cable cars, right. >> she helped rebuild it. she didn't help save it. that was another woman. but she did help in the aid to rebuild it. they will have repairs done now. it is the first time since the '80s that the lines will be shut down for repairs. we're still living in the history of cable cars right now. >> is it too expensive to run over the past 140 years? if you had to put your finger on why there was debate whether to keep it or not. the cost. >> the city wanted to get rid of it because of the cost. but we're the only place in the world that has any anymore. when people come to san francisco, they're going to go to the golden gate bridge and ride a cable car. it doesn't make money but in the long run it does because it draws people who want to ride the cable car. >> you have done a lot of projects about san francisco.
if you had to rank -- it is like picking your favorite child. where do cable cars rank in -- if people know one thing about san francisco, it is this. >> yeah. i mean you're going to have to say the golden gate bridge. that is worldwide recognized immediately. cable cars have been around the world. at one point it was worldwide transportation. they were in other places at one point. people are going to say it was iconic. if i was to say one thing, i would say the golden gate for me. >> what did you know about the cable cars before doing the documenty. >> i was intrigued by the politics of the cable cars. this woman who was actually the first one who saved san francisco's cable cars. this was in an era when she was known as mrs. hans cluesman. she didn't have a first name at that point. she ran the campaign to save san francisco's cable cars. >> i love it. i want to learn more. >> we will see the documentary. >> thank you so much for
state warriors in san francisco. team owe firms hosted a virtual tour of the chase center now under construction near at&t park. they showed off computer renderings of the stadium and models of the luxury suites. no word when regular season tickets will go on sale or how much they will cost. it will open in the summer of 2019. thank you for making me read this story. a quickenedder inform the number one seeded cal bears. the men's team lost to bakersfield last night 73-66. fans in berkeley including this one didn't have much to cheer about. the road runners from the bakersfield went up 8-0 right out of the gate. the bears just made four shots in the first half and were down 44-19 going into that second half. a last minute push by the golden bear was too late. they lost 73-66.
it was march madness in moraga as the st. mary left for the ncaa basketball tournaments. people lined the streets to wish them good luck. they headed off to the oakland airport. they will play in salt lake city tomorrow. they are ranked 19th in the country with a 28-4 record this year. college basketball's big chance dance is returning to the state capital for the first time since 2007 sacramento will host the basketball tournament on friday and sunday at golden one center. the teams competing are seeded in the midwest brackets. a big announcement about beer for oakland a's fans weeks before the season begins. the team president says that beer prices will go down this season. the coliseum offers 20-ounce beers that are the cheapest of
any bay area sports stadium. beer ton tap will be $10. there will also be new food options at the ballpark including 8 to 16 food trucks at every game. he has been looking at new ways to entice fans to come out to the ballpark. >> sorry about the cal bears. they had a letdown. >> they could have played a little better, mike. >> that first half was brutal. >> thank you for joining us. more on the yahoo hacking and more of the day's news coming up at noon. >> we will see you tomorrow.